OSPREY ADDS NEW TALON HARDWARE ENCODERS
Osprey Video has introduced three new models to its Talon line of standalone hardware encoders/decoders. The encoder models are the Talon G1H, a HDMI or CVBS version of the Talon G1 encoder; and the Talon G2, an encoder with all the features of the G1, but with a touch-screen LCD display and a simple start/stop features.
The devices, two encoders and one decoder, combine ease of use with broadcast-quality video delivery in a small form factor and accessible price tag. Addressing a range of application environments from high-end broadcast to K-12 education, the new Talon products are set up and controlled through a simple web interface, requiring minimal network resources. Once configured, they can run dependably 24/7 without user intervention. They are especially useful for organisations that use a single encoder in narrowcasting scenarios, such as corporate communications departments and houses of worship. With the new Talon models, users in those environments get professional-level performance and reliability in a set-and-forget device that’s also easy enough for volunteers or novice operators to run.
Osprey Video’s Talon hardware encoders can stream live, broadcast-quality video with embedded closed captions — critical for meeting federal captioning mandates, especially when streaming broadcast content to OTT channels.
All Talon models include tight integration with some of the industry’s popular streaming platforms, including Wowza Streaming Cloud, YouTube, Facebook Live, and the Zixi Platform.
“Video capture is our foundation, but given the market demand, hardware encoding and decoding have become a close second. That’s why we’re expanding this product line and incorporating quality and ease of use that are second to none,” said Scott Whitcomb, business development manager at Osprey Video. “Although it’s very young, our Talon product line checks all the boxes for a broad spectrum of users, and its possibilities are endless. We’re giving our customers encoding and decoding done right, with proven technology from a proven company that’s been around since the inception of streaming.”